Cameron M. Smith

  • This book shows how anthropology can provide an innovative perspective on the human movement into space. It examines adaptation to space on timescales of generations, rather than merely months or years, and uses evolutionary adaptation as a guiding theme. Employing the lessons of evolutionary adaptation, Principles of Extraterrestrial Anthropology recommends evolutionarily-sound strategies of space settlement, covering genetics at the organismal and population levels. The author organizes the concept of cultural adaptation to environments beyond Earth according to observed patterns in human adaptation on Earth. He uses original artwork and tables to help convey complex information in a form accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. Though primarily written to engage students interested in space settlement and exploration, who will eventually build a full anthropology of space settlement, Principles of Extraterrestrial Anthropology is engaging to anthropologists across sub-disciplines, as well as scholars interested in the human dimensions of space exploration and settlement. Just as the term exobiology was invented only a few decades ago to shape the field of space life studies, exoanthropology is outlined to assist in the perpetuation of Earth life through human space settlement.

  • Anthropology For Dummies Nouv.

    Study the science of all of us  Anthropology is the organized study of what makes humans human. It takes an objective step back to view homo sapiens as a species and ask questions like: Given our common characteristics, why aren't all of us exactly the same? Why do people across the world have variable skin and hair color and so many inventive ways to say hello? And how can knowing the reasons behind our differences-as well as our similarities-teach us useful lessons for the future? The updated edition of Anthropology For Dummies gives you a panoramic view of the fascinating fieldwork and theory that seeks to answer these questions-and helps you view the human world through impartial, anthropological eyes.   Keeping the jargon to a minimum, Anthropology For Dummies explores the four main subdivisions of the discipline, from the adventurous Indiana Jones territory of archaeology and the hands-on biological insights provided by our physical nature to the studious book-cracking brainwork of cultural and linguistic investigation. Along the way, you'll journey deep into our prehistory where we begin to differentiate ourselves from our primate relatives-and then fast forward into the possibilities of centuries yet to come.  Explore the history of anthropology and apply its methods  Get a deep, scientific take on contemporary debates such as identity  Excavate the human past through new fossil discoveries  Peer into humanity's future in space  Whether you're studying anthropology for school or just want to know more about what makes us humans who we are, this is the perfect introduction to humanity's past and present-and a clue to what we need to build a better future.  

  • Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and cultural anthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languages exist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendly guide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see how anthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about our ancestors, and how it can help with some of the hot-button issues our world is facing today. Discover: How anthropologists learn about the past Humanity's earliest activities, from migration to civilization Why our language differs from other animal communication How to find a career in anthropology

  • Learn to: Use survival techniques to stay alive on land or at sea Understand basic navigation Find enough water and food Signal for help and get rescued Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale! Know the basics of survival - perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food Manage your emotions - cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others Increase your chances of rescue - signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky Practice expert survival methods - tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies Gain wisdom for water emergencies - stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore Open the book and find: Common survival scenarios you may encounter Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups The items you need to stay alive Basic orientation skills Ways to keep warm or cool The best methods for building a fire in any environment What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild True stories of survival

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